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Episode 51: Natalie Harris

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A place where you can hear my ramblings on PTSD, Depression as well as daily observations and challenges about what it is like to navigate the murky waters of life while swimming among the "normals"...
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Episode 66: Bro-sponder's
On this episode I speak about having coffee with a fellow first responder and friend.  It is nice to be able to speak openly and pointedly with someone who "gets it". Have a listen.
42:57
January 17, 2019
Episode 65: Gillette
On this episode I discuss masculinity and what role it has played in my life as well as the bravado that at times has hindered me.
28:53
January 15, 2019
Episode 64: Just One Thing
Today was kind of a rough one for me. It was a day of unique and potent challenges and with that comes repercussion, rumination and introspective brooding - things I excel at! In this long winded and somewhat chaotic episode, I try to come to some kind of philosophic answer - come, join me!
35:11
January 15, 2019
Episode 63: Jackets. Part 1
On this episode I read for you something that I am currently working on and am hoping to published into an upcoming book that I hope to release or at least finalize this year. This is called Jackets. I will not say too much more about the piece itself, but I would like to say that this piece was read within the confines of my newly constructed sound booth!  It's not complete but the audio should be noticeably better (especially with earphones). Have a listen, see what you think!
17:21
January 13, 2019
Episode 62: A New York State Of Mind
On this episode I think back to my bro-trip with my best buddy, Drew, to New York City!  What an epic time it was; we got drunk with the creators of the show: How I Met Your Mother, won free Letterman Tickets, saw Tom Hanks, got drunk and puked outside of a cab that in turn left us for dead on the side of the lower east side... good times!
47:26
January 12, 2019
Episode 61: Adventure Sleeping
Another unforgiving night plagued with nightmares; these are some of my thoughts...
28:10
January 11, 2019
Episode 60: Page 33
This episode consists of a blog read that was written after our most recent book signing.  Something really positive happened to me while I was out at the book signing and I felt the need to write some things down... so I did. Check em out, on this episode of, A Medic's Mind The Podcast!
15:20
January 10, 2019
Episode 59: Books And Signings And Coffee Oh My!
On this episode you can hear me speak about our latest book signing as well as learn about where and when our next one will be!  (Spoiler - Brampton, Ontario - Quarry Edge Chapters). Listen to it here, on A Medic's Mind The Podcast!
31:35
January 9, 2019
Episode 58: Fear And The Flu
Amidst man-flu 2019, I am also beleaguered by PTSD and its nefarious nighttime torment - nightmares. Here, I orate some what I am feeling at 04:45 on a Tuesday...
32:52
January 8, 2019
Episode 57: Mia
On this episode, find out why I am the antonym to romance. Also, who is Mia? Find out on this episode of, A Medic's Mind The Podcast.
29:02
January 7, 2019
Episode 56: This One's For You...
This episode is a little different than what I usually propagate, but I felt it was the right way to go. Have a listen, see what you think.
09:46
January 6, 2019
Episode 55: Medic Matty
I recently had a conversation with a good buddy of mine about a medical drama on TV. He asked me a question related to one of the treatment modalities and it got me to thinking about how my brain used to work when in, Medic Mode. I loved it!! On this episode you can hear me discuss the good, the glorious and the positive yet ruminative things about some of the things I love and miss about being a paramedic.
33:26
January 5, 2019
Episode 54: Nick And I
On this episode I am speaking with Nick from, lifeexperienceofnick.com.  We discuss depression and what that means to us, as well as diving into our usage of alcohol and the negatives of waking up on that side of the bed.  Stick around, this is a fun one with some serious talk and a few chuckles in there too!
1:21:27
January 4, 2019
Episode 53: New Year, Same Day
On this episode I read from one of my most recent blog posts over at www.amedicsmind.com. It's the start of a brand new year, and this is what I was thinking about at the close of an old one.
13:32
January 3, 2019
Episode 52: Year In Review
Well, 2018 has been a year folks. These are my thoughts on it.
32:08
January 2, 2019
Episode 51: Natalie Harris
On this episode I have the one and only, Natalie Harris! Author of, Save My Life School and Daily Lessons From Save My Life School as well as, Brainstorm Revolution! We discuss all this Brainstorm as well as chuckling about her adventures of taking the bus... Have a listen and please, be sure to check out these links to see if you can support some great causes; Dyvrse Clothing Brand and Natalie's blog at, Paramedic Nat.
54:28
December 31, 2018
Episode 50: Bro Talk 2
Half way to 100, what better way to hit the halfway point than with an episode of, Bro Talk! On this episode you will hear us discuss celebrities working on the ambulance, books, stripper stories and our thoughts on love and romance... buckle up, this might get bumpy...
45:13
December 31, 2018
Episode 49: Hello, Reaper
On this episode I read from a blog that I wrote over at, www.amedicsmind.com. I had a horrible sleep, a slumber enamoured by nightmare and pernicious memory recall.  I speak about it all on this episode.
14:30
December 28, 2018
Episdoe 48: All I Could Want For Christmas
On this episode, you will hear me orate why I think depression is just a big ol' bag of dicks and a bold faced liar! You will also hear me talk about puppies, porno and leg lamps... strap in (no pun intended) it's gonna be a show!
34:58
December 27, 2018
Episode 47: And To All A Good Night
Hear how I spent the last few hours of Christmas and why those moments meant so much to me.
23:50
December 26, 2018
Episode 46: A Christmas Story
A read from my latest blog over at, amedicsmind.com. This is my first venture into fiction writing and it just felt a little more fitting than anything that I have been writing and thinking on lately. Enjoy! And Merry Christmas!!
21:06
December 25, 2018
Episode 45: Holiday Blues
Sorry, folks, not a very jovial episode. This is an oration episode where I discuss my proclivity towards negative thought, and my struggle to maintain any sense of yuletide joy.
41:42
December 24, 2018
Episode 44: The Phone Call
On this episode you will hear me orate my most recent blog post from, www.amedicsminc.com.
19:53
December 23, 2018
Episode 43: Bro Talk
On this episode I have my first call in to the podcast and we discuss being a soldier and being a medic. 
47:33
December 22, 2018
Episode 42: Stories By Medic
On this episode you can hear some festive and perhaps raunchy tales from my time on the ambulance.  Sit back, grab some nog or whatever you wish, it's story time!
37:44
December 21, 2018
Episode 41: Cognitive What Now's?!
On this episode you hear me discuss my issues with confidence and perceptions towards life, love, self and other's.
38:36
December 21, 2018
Episode 40: So, This Is Christmas
On this episode I read a blog post I wrote about a call that I responded to when I was a paramedic. And of course, it takes place around Christmas time...
24:59
December 19, 2018
Episode 39: Giving Thanks
An older post, but still relative to how I am feeling around Christmas time.
24:25
December 18, 2018
Episode 38: The Interview And The Question
I was recently interviewed by a local radio station for the promotion of the book, Brainstorm Revolution, and it was... interesting. An overall great experience, but some unique turbulence within it also. You can have a listen here.
53:07
December 16, 2018
Episode 37: Almost Famous...
On this episode, find out about my early career on the radio and why that is important today.
23:15
December 15, 2018
Episode 36: The Grinch In Me
It's holiday season and I am in no way feeling festive nor bright and cheery. The yuletide train skipped my stop - I discuss it on this episode of, A medic's mind the podcast.
41:57
December 13, 2018
Episode 35: Not So Serious #5
Another installment of, Not So Serious. Come, sit back and listen to tales of a man named, Snook, and how he almost killed a stripper...
24:50
December 11, 2018
Episode 34: Mingling With Muggles...
Today, I speak about interactions with the "normal," of the world and contemplate a PTSD protocol book for my mind.
33:59
December 10, 2018
Episode 33: Numbers And Drumsticks
On this episode I read my latest blog from www.amedicsmind.com
16:23
December 8, 2018
Episode 32: Happy Birthday, Mum
Today, December the eighth would have been my mother's 70th birthday. I had some thoughts and feelings that I wanted to share with you.
29:49
December 8, 2018
Episode 31: Oops!
On this episode I discuss why I think I'm an asshole, and reasons why I probably shouldn't.
35:02
December 7, 2018
Episode 30: Another night, Another Bad Dream
I just woke from a nightmare, here are some of my thoughts.
35:43
December 7, 2018
Episode 29: What NOT To Watch
I am usually pretty careful about what I watch due to triggers regards PTSD, but sometimes I am careless with WHAT I select to watch... Find out more, on this episode of, a medic's mind.
31:10
December 4, 2018
Episode 28: Smells And Confirmations
On this episode I discuss further details about what PTSD has been like for me over the past several days.
37:26
December 3, 2018
Episode 27: Triggers
On this episode I speak about triggers and the ways in which I handle them... or try to...
35:50
December 2, 2018
Episode 26: Entitlement
On this episode I reveal some of my annoyances towards entitled people and how that impacted me as a medic.
29:52
December 1, 2018
Episode 25: Ma'am, I'm Sorry
On this episode I read a blog post from www.amedicsmind.com and tell you what it's like to have to say, I'm sorry in the face of defeat...
27:21
November 30, 2018
Episode 24: Not So Serious 4
Another installment of, Not So Serious, this one is called: There Was A Guy Named, Jason... This is a story motivated by the man himself. He brought this story to my attention and thus caused an immediate call to introspect in the fondest of ways. Have a listen and learn a little about a man who is indeed, not so small...
28:08
November 30, 2018
Episode 23: I Would
On this episode I speak about what it was like to be a paramedic and answer the question on if I would do it all again...
36:40
November 29, 2018
Episode 22: Sunburn
On this episode I read from an anthology that I am published into; Brainstorm Revolution, available at Chapters-Indigo and Amazon! Great book, please check it out! Anyway, here's my story!
11:52
November 28, 2018
Episode 21: Not So Serious 3
Another installment of; Not So Serious. These unabashed confessions of some of the more lighter moments that have transpired in my life, this one is about currency exchange...
26:02
November 27, 2018
Episode 20: Regrets
On this episode I discuss regret and what it's like to shower in it. I also talk myself out of that shower and into a better place. Have a listen, maybe you can relate!
36:38
November 26, 2018
Episode 19: Please Won't You
A blog read from a call that I once responded to as a paramedic.
17:43
November 24, 2018
Episode 18: Hard Knocks
On this episode you can hear me lament about some of my more problematic PTSD symptoms and how the "normals" can easily set them off.
28:50
November 23, 2018
Episode 17: F@%k You, Big D
On this episode, I talk about depression and how it manifests itself within me. This is a blog read episode and admittedly there are some inconsistencies with the audio, but it's listen-able... yeah...
23:03
November 22, 2018
Episode 16: Sh*tty Days
On this episode I explain how I feel about this already shitty week! Give it a listen, maybe you can relate. Oh! There is a pick-me-up at the end ;)
33:54
November 20, 2018
Episode 15: Not So Serious 2
A little mood lightener. I can't promise that this will be objectively funny, but it was a good time reminiscing on some of these events! Enjoy!
34:32
November 20, 2018
Episode 14: Hey Cap'
On this episode I reveal the causation of one of my recurring nightmares. This was a hard one to write as well as narrate. Have a listen, on this episode of, A Medic's Mind.
17:04
November 19, 2018
Episode 13: Super Matt
This episode contains a blog read of one of my favorite posts. Sit back, listen and enjoy the tale of - Super Matt!!!
18:15
November 15, 2018
Episode 12: Waking Up The Dead
On this episode I orate my feelings after waking up from an insidious nightmare. Have a listen, maybe you can relate...
28:24
November 15, 2018
Episode 11: Dinner For One
On this episode we discuss bad exes and dinner's for one. Come join me.
19:59
November 14, 2018
Episode 10: Tapestry Of Torment
On this episode, you will hear me narrate blog post that I wrote a while back. It is about nightmares and how they manifest themselves within my aching medic's mind.
20:56
November 13, 2018
Episode 9: Sober
Today is Remembrance Day, a hard day all around. I have some things I needed to say.
17:03
November 11, 2018
Episode 8: Not So Serious
A friend reached out to me and said that he cant wait for some light-hearted podcasts... so, I attempt one here. Sorry for the noise quality, I dont have a pop filter as of yet.
24:48
November 10, 2018
Episode 7: I Will Remember Them
A Remembrance Day podcast.
17:47
November 9, 2018
Episode 6: Can't Sleep
I couldn't sleep last night because of a myriad of different ailments. I speak about them on this episode of, a Medic's Mind.
11:55
November 8, 2018
Episode 3: About Joan
My mother's anniversary is here... the first year of her passing. I had some things that I wanted to share, so, here they are.
30:07
November 6, 2018
Episode 5: Ramblings of Remembrance
Amidst a grief spike, I had some things to say. You can listen to em here, if you so choose.
15:26
November 6, 2018
Episode 4: The Letter
On this episode I read a letter that I wrote. It is a letter to an... old friend... check it out, on this episode of, a Medic's Mind.
19:04
November 5, 2018
Episode 2: The Book Signing
Hear my ramblings on the book signing I had the privilege of attending today!
19:52
November 4, 2018
Episode 1: Every "Witch" Way
A reading of one of my blog posts that was inspired by an event that happened to me a few mornings ago.
14:28
November 1, 2018
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